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Poster: SojournerEarth Date: Aug 17, 2006 2:44pm
Forum: movies Subject: No Video

Sorry if I sound like a complete newb but, I downloaded Nosferatu and Night of the Living Dead. And VLC to play them on. I get sound but not video. Once again sorry, if it's any consolation I did try to search the forums.

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Poster: nolight Date: Aug 18, 2006 2:23pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: No Video

I have to delete most of my posting...

I have this problem sometimes, too.
I restated VLC and it did work. Please do not ask me why. You use the *.mov Version of the videos or? I ask this as it is the encoding I have problems with.
What version of VLC do you use?

This post was modified by nolight on 2006-08-18 21:23:12

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Poster: SojournerEarth Date: Aug 18, 2006 3:09pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: No Video

I gotta solution
free-codecs.com has a program called alshow or allshow or something, and it's been working for me

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Poster: FP Date: Aug 19, 2006 11:55am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: No Video

I've found a superior alternative to VLC that plays videos as well or better with a nicer interface and snappier response:
It's called MPLAYER. It's free.

From the site:

MPlayer is arguably the best media player application of the world. Is is almost strictly monolithic, which means that it mainly consists of a single 7 MB executable that already contains all necessary codecs – for most files, it does not need any external codecs to be installed. If you want to know more about this wonderful program, please visit the MPlayer homepage.

The roots of MPlayer are in the Unix environment, and it shows in the way MPlayer is used: There is no graphical user interface, or at least none worth mentioning. Instead, MPlayer completely relies on a well-crafted command line interface and powerful keyboard shortcuts. While this is perfectly OK for Unix enthusiasts, Mac and Windows users prefer nice and more or less colorful graphical interfaces. There is already a »semi-official« OS X port, but up to now, no such project exists for the Windows platform.

This is where MPUI comes into play. It is a small program for Windows that takes the command-line hassle off you. Instead, you will get a no-frills, straight-to-the-point GUI that resembles the venerable Windows Media Player 6. It does not support every feature of MPlayer – there are just too many of them – but it is a solid »workhorse« media player tool suitable for most, if not all, everyday needs.